BRUNSWICK, Maine — Cindy Cammarn, a junior at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, lost in the semifinals of the “Jeopardy!” College Championship on Tuesday evening.

Cammarn, a native of Charlotte, N.C., who competed against students from Georgia Tech and Tufts University, finished in third place on Tuesday’s show.

Cammarn had advanced to the semifinals by emerging victorious in Thursday’s quarterfinal round with a score of $12,700.

Cammarn had trailed eventual winner Kristen Jolley of Georgia Tech by $600 heading into the final round, entering Final Jeopardy in second place, but couldn’t produce a correct response regarding the date of the end of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 and wound up third.

Cammarn and Jolley battled back and forth throughout the game with Jolley leading throughout the second round, but a late charge by Cammarn kept her close heading into Final Jeopardy.

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